BATH, Maine — Shipbuilder Bath Iron Works has replaced one of the massive turbines on the future USS Michael Monsoor, and the stealthy destroyer is scheduled to depart for San Diego in November.
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PORTLAND, Maine — Gone are the days when cyclists had to put away their bikes for the winter. These days, hard-core riders are staying outdoors year round thanks to “fat bikes” that allow them to conquer winter’s worst instead of staying indoors on a stationary bike.
LEWISTON, Maine — Hundreds of almanacs served a nation of farmers over two centuries ago. These days, only a handful of them remain.
BATH, Maine — The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer.
Sailors’ uniforms and personal effects, supplies and spare parts are being moved aboard the 610-foot warship in anticipation of crew members taking on their new charge, said Capt. James Kirk, the destroyer’s skipper.
FARMINGTON, Maine Earmuffs have come a long way in 142 years.
Chester Greenwood was a 15-year-old bestowed with generous ears when he decided he had had enough of the biting cold while ice skating in 1873. The first earmuffs were then born, fashioned from farm wire with fur sewn on them by his grandmother.
PORTLAND, Maine As a first-time father, Wayne Maines held his newborn twin sons and dreamed of their life together ‚Äî a dream that, at least then, didn’t include taking one of them to a father-daughter dance.